Cartoon update #3In my last post, our avid news addict took some time out from his all-consuming
… a little about me
My artworks are centred on the figurative and emotional aspects of life, which I explore through painting and drawing. To me, art is as much about understanding life and the world around me, as it is about telling stories and making connections.
I studied fine arts and ceramics at the National Art School (Australia) and several art colleges in Sweden. After graduating, I worked in potteries, spent weekends at markets and over time built up my studio, while teaching at Newcastle Art School and exhibiting regularly. My love of traditional art forms, along with a desire to learn and explore, has enabled my work to evolve and incorporate digital art and design.
Working as a professional artist continues to shape my direction on the ever-winding path of creating art. Alongside regular exhibitions, I illustrate cards and work on graphic & web design projects. My creative voice is to tell visual stories inspired by life, mythology and people.
These pen and ink drawings are inspired by my love of the ever changing ocean and majestically beautiful tall ships, where safe passage is in the hands of the wind, the waves and the deep blue sea.
These pen and ink drawings are inspired by my love of the ocean and ships, no doubt inherited from the many seafaring folk in my family. I am fascinated and drawn to tales of majestically beautiful tall ships and the ever changing oceans, where safe passage is in the hands of the wind, the waves and the deep blue sea.
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